Please check back for additional information regarding our loaner programs. We are currently not taking reservations for loaner trunks.
These trunks are available for loan free of charge to formal and informal educators, and youth leaders in Hamilton County. Each trunk contains the supplies needed to present the program to multiple classes.
How to reserve a loaner program
If you would like to reserve one of our loaner trunks please send an inquiry to Education Assistant, Sara Fehring. In your email please include the program you would like to borrow as well as the desired pick up and drop off date.
Pick up and drop off location
Loaner programs can be picked up and dropped off, by appointment only, Monday-Friday between 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
Duration of rental
In order to ensure a fair use of the loaner programs we limit the rental time for each program to a maximum of 2 weeks.
Ohio Fossils Rock!
This program would be a great addition to any fossil unit. The trunk includes local fossils, dichotomous keys, and a probability activity. Students will use dichotomous keys to identity seven local fossils and will roll rice to determine the probability that an organism becomes a fossil. This program is ideal for a 45 minute to 1 hour time frame or can be split into several small time frames.
Our Movin' Groovin' Earth
This program covers all aspects that make our East so dynamic. Whether it is the grooves that remain from a glacier, the “settling” of deposition, the fizzing of Chemical Weathering or the moving of soil, our Earth is always changing. In this activity five hands-on science stations will explore weathering, erosion and deposition! This program is ideal for a 45 minute to 1 hour class frame or can be split into several small time frames.
Rock Around the Cycle
The rock cycle is complicated to learn from the sidelines, so in this activity students will become part of the action! In this activity participants will be a part of the rock cycle! Using dice to decide their fate they will change metamorphic to sedimentary to igneous and back again. This program is ideal for a 30-45 minute time frame.
Round and Round the Water Goes
Through this adapted Project WET game, students will become a molecule of water, using dice to decide their fate, and travel through their own water cycle. Along the way, they will understand the concepts of evaporation, condensation, precipitation and transpiration. This program is ideal for a 30-45 minute time frame.